WSS: Team Alstare Donington Park Friday notes

DISAPPOINTMENT FOR XAVI The miserable conditions did nothing to help Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon at the opening round of the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup at Donington today. The young Belgian finished the day with only ...

DISAPPOINTMENT FOR XAVI

The miserable conditions did nothing to help Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon at the opening round of the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup at Donington today. The young Belgian finished the day with only the fifteenth quickest time and knows that tomorrow's practice and qualifying will be crucial if he is to have a good result on Sunday. For Xavi a new bike to learn was one problem, but the wet and greasy conditions for most of the day meant he couldn't push hard at all.

Michele Pirro (Yamaha) set the fastest lap of the day with a time of 1:35.985, with Claudio Corti (Yamaha) second and Xavier Van Keymeulen (Yamaha) third.

XAVIER - 15th, 1:38.262

I am getting used to this new bike but the difficult conditions today made the job much harder. Also, I am learning the track, so that's two things to understand at the same time. Today was all about putting in as many laps as possible and trying to find a good set-up for my bike. I had a little rear suspension problem in the afternoon and I didn't want to do anything silly so soon and crash, so I tried to ride steadily and understand what was going on. I felt that I didn't ride to the best of my ability today and that's something that I will have to change for tomorrow.

Friday qualifying
1 Pirro (I-Yamaha) 1:35.985, 2 Corti (I-Yamaha) 1:36.501, 3 Van Keymeulen (NL-Yamaha), 15 Xavier Simeon (B-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) 1:38.262,

-credit: tas

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Xavier Simeon , Claudio Corti , Michele Pirro